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Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Adolescents

Kayyali, Andrea MSN, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: October 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 10 - p 60
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000421029.00413.44
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  • The prevalence of diabetes rose by 14% from the first study period (1999–2000) to the last (2007–2008), while low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol rates decreased by 6%.
  • Overall, 43% of adolescents had one or more cardiovascular risk factors, and the prevalence of risk factors increased with increasing body mass index.
© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.